Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.
Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks
Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.